Saturday, December 11, 2010

New Zealand Pinot Gris

After the excellent experience with the Ata Rangi Pinot Gris (reported a few posts below), I tried a couple of other ones, the 2009 Takatu Pinot Gris and the Man 'o War Pinot Gris.

These were pleasant enough wines, but they were not as focussed and slightly dull. The Takatu in particular, lacked acidity.

Takatu Score: 87/--

Man 'o War Score: 89/-

This is it from me on New Zealand wines for a while (thank God I hear you say).

1 comment:

Michael Davey said...

Just back from NZ. Tasted a few Pinot Gris, including the Man o’ War which I thought a bit wishy washy. Had the Ned 2009 from Marlborough which at $19 NZ I thought pretty good value until I tried the Huntaway Estate 2008 from Gisborne, stunning @ $20 NZ. A beautiful wine displaying lovely fruit and a slightly unctuous character. The Huntaway Reserve Gewurztraminer 2007 is also worth a try, a great example of this variety from an exceptionally good vintage there.